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Sleep Tram investigates the potential of spatial practice to conjure an act of sleep within a public and socially integrated setting. By introducing a new future of intermittent sleeping driven to counter modern society’s social jetlag, the act of sleep is presented as an activity rather than a necessary human requirement, exploring a new approach to the interactive space. During the sleep experience physical and visual interaction of strangers will transpire, altering the participants’ consciousness and perceptions of social customs. In transforming the act of sleep through a communal approach, the design proposal asks for physical closeness of strangers, encouraging intimacy through an interactive and collaborative spatial experience. The participants are persuaded into this initially uncomfortable notion through a choreographed sequence of experiential programs introduced within the site. The project exposes the public future of opportunistic sleep and acts as a catalyst for discovery within social interaction and observation surrounding the intimate act of sleep.

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Rosie Sargood
Sleep Tram
2016

Rosie Sargood
Rosie Sargood
Rosie Sargood

Monash University
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